Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Now that the Christmas tree is gone, we have all this extra space in our living room.


What should we do with it?

Here's the only picture I could find of what used to be in that corner. This is from several living room iterations ago (oh, and thank goodness that Exersaucer is long gone):


Those vintage movie chairs are really awesome, but I think we've decided to let them go. They take up a ton of room and aren't very functional. And the kid treats them as a jungle gym, a habit that is shaving years off of my life.

You know how in house tours on home design blogs people with gorgeous and stylish houses are always saying things like, "Just buy what you truly love and somehow it will all work together"?

It's not really true, is it? I mean, I think it is when it comes to style, but space is another matter. I would love to use those chairs as a bench in an entryway. But it will be a loooong time before we have an entryway, if ever.

So, space.


We've been talking about getting a chair and a little table to put here, to make it into a reading nook.

Or maybe the answer is nothing. Maybe the best way to make a small house feel bigger is not to fill it up.

Anyone want to weigh in with opinions or other ideas?


  1. I love the idea of a reading nook - either for adults or junior-sized - right there in the window. Or perhaps a little sofa or window seat for the cat?

  2. Ha, you know, whatever we do end up putting there, in practice what it will actually be is a window seat for the cat.

  3. I vote for plants, perhaps herbs? Or a little table and chairs for Nora.